Billy Cam from the Guitar Gods opener!

RDG kickin' some ass at the opener for "Guitar Gods" 2014 tour. Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot, Gary Hoey!

Billy Cam from the Guitar Gods opener!Finale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Checkin' in on the mixdown....Ernest Lane "What Kind of Love"Push - Pull MotionSeven in Two grooveDouble Strokes, Flams, Swiss Army TripletsBill Ray Drum Solo   9 3 14

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Some tips for the GC Drum-Off

I have had a long and interesting history with the Guitar Center Drum-Off. In 1989 I had just relocated to the West Coast and somehow I learned that there was a drum solo contest and it was that very day; I called the store and got a slot to play, and tied for first place with another guy. When it was all over, I...

Backwards Progress or "The Big Sandpile"

Response to a guy on a drum forum who is "giving up" because he "thinks he's not getting any better"

Oftentimes when you feel as if you're getting worse it's not because you are "getting worse" but because your awareness is expanding and you hear more things that you used to didn't perceive.

It's like this- when...

"Row Your Boat" Onomotopoeia

Playing drums and speaking/singing are somewhat interconnected in that the idea is to create interesting things to say in between the lines of rhythm that are predetermined.

Coming up with cool things to play can sometimes be a little bit daunting because the question begs "where do I begin?". Well for starters,...

Flat Tire Shuffle

This is a rather brisk rendition of the "Flat Tire" shuffle. It's a rather unique feel and is sort of the "Sunshine of Your Love" or "Bell Bottom Blues" equivalent in the shuffle family because it feels backwards!

Stuff To Buy

Here's some stuff for you to purchase. I played on all of the albums listed in most cases, all of the tracks. On The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash album I did four tracks. All the music is handled through Bandcamp (via the artist's own account) and the book and sticks through my Ecwid store; PayPal is the transaction...


Older Stuff I've Done

Ike Turner Vignette on Smithsonian's "Sound Revolution"Objects in MotionFinale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Blitz Bros - Last House On The Block"Automatico" by Playground Slap feat. Mike KeneallyOB Street Fair 2012Skirt Alert- Bass- Drum SoloMike Watson - Soundcheck 2Checkin' in on the mixdown....

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Bill Ray is an American drummer most known for his work with the late Ike Turner on the Grammy Award winning "Risin' With The Blues" and is also featured prominently in the Smithsonian Channel series "Sound Revolution".

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